'The Voice' Contestant Chloe Kohanski Tops Emerging Artists Chart

Chloe Kohanski
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Chloe Kohanski performs on The Voice on Dec. 4, 2017.

Plus, fellow 'Voice' hopeful Addison Agen soars to No. 3 & Lil Xan hits the top 10.

Chloe Kohanski is the top emerging act in the U.S. for the first time, as the singer re-enters Billboard's Emerging Artists chart (dated Dec. 16) at No. 1. The return for the contestant on NBC's The Voice (after a prior week at No. 22) is aided by her performance of Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" on the show's Nov. 27 episode.

Kohanski's version of the song debuts at No. 99 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking her first entry on the chart. The song, which debuts almost entirely on the strength of digital song sales, concurrently starts at No. 6 on the Digital Song Sales chart with 31,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music.

The Emerging Artists chart uses the same formula as the all-encompassing Billboard Artist 100, which measures artist activity across multiple Billboard charts, including the Hot 100, Billboard 200 and the Social 50. However, the Emerging Artists chart excludes acts that have notched a top 25 entry on either the Hot 100 or Billboard 200, as well as artists that have achieved two or more top 10s on Billboard's "Hot" song genre charts and/or consumption-based "Top" album genre rankings.

Kohanski's version of "Heart" also sparked a 203 percent increase for Tyler's original 1983 version, to 2,000 downloads sold.

Further, Kohanski's cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" re-enters the Hot Rock Songs chart at No. 35 after previously reaching No. 26, as it climbs to No. 10 on the Rock Digital Song Sales chart (5,000 sold, up 37 percent).

Another Voice contestant, Addison Agen, surges on the Emerging Artists chart (21-3). Agen's rise is powered by her cover of Joni Mitchell's 1971 song "A Case of You," which Agen performed on the show on Nov. 27. Agen's version debuts on the Digital Song Sales chart at No. 13 with 20,000 downloads sold.

Rounding out the Emerging Artists chart's top five, three-week leader LANCO dips to No. 2, Russell Dickerson falls 3-4 and Trippie Redd holds at No. 5.

Finally, 21-year-old rapper Lil Xan rises 12-9, entering the top 10 for the first time on the strength of his breakthrough single "Betrayed." The song hits a new peak at No. 67 on the Hot 100 with 10.2 million streams and 3,000 downloads sold.

Check out this week's full Emerging Artists chart here.


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